Tim Woods
Managing Director
IndustryEdge, Australia


Tim Woods is Managing Director of IndustryEdge, Australia’s leading trade data, market analysis and intelligence firm in the pulp & paper sectors.

Tim publishes IndustryEdge’s range of multi-client guides, research reports and associated publications in paper, paper products, pulp, recovered fibre and forestry and wood products sectors. His commentary on the forestry and wood and paper products industries is widely read and available across Australia. He consults extensively across the sectors.

He holds positions as:
· Chairman of the Bio-Processing Research Institute of Australia (Monash University)
· Independent non-Executive Director of a financial services company
· Chairman of a not-for-profit employment and training service

Tim was formerly Chairman of an Australian superannuation fund.
Senior Management Symposium
Competition for Fibre Resources: Global Supply Chains Under Sustained Pressure


By any measure, demand for fibre has never been greater - globally, in Asia or per capita. Ever growing demand, fuelled by growing populations and living standards, especially in developing economies, is already placing stresses and pressures on regional and global fibre supplies. Forecast growth in pulp consumption must also be viewed alongside growing demand for other wood products, including other forms of pulp, energy and the emerging bio-resources sector. The rise of secondary/recovered fibre resources over the last two decades has, to some extent, slowed the pressure on primary wood fibre resources, especially for pulp mills. However, as the latest developments indicate, the secondary or recovered fibre market has matured and in many countries, recovery has peaked. This is sharpening the already intense focus on wood fibre resources. Rising pulp prices have been matched by now steadily rising prices for both hardwood and softwood logs and chips. This situation is all the more challenging because log and woodchip supply is lagging expected demand, and pulp and paper producers are competing for resource with products including plywood, particleboard and MDF.

The outlook is for increasing competition for fibre, with pulp and paper producers ever more focused on long-term and sustainable supply.
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